Date: Saturday, May 30th 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: $35 Member/$40 Not-yet-Member
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The Figman of New Mexico wants you to have your own fig tree and this is the workshop to show you how to create one! In this class Lloyd Kreitzer covers the basics of propagation: making fig tree cuttings (including how to select cuttings based on color, size, location, and angles), methods for stimulating rooting, and criteria for planting once cuttings are rooted. Lloyd will also highlight how to care for fig cuttings and young trees in Santa Fe’s complicated growing conditions. You will take a potted fig cutting home from this workshop prepared to nurture your plant into full-flavored figness like you have never experienced.
Learn about figs in New Mexico in advance of this workshop at Lloyd’s class The History of Figs in NM also at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
About the Instructor: Lloyd Kreitzer grew up with a poet, story-telling, textbook writing, professional businessman father and a kinesthetic, plant and nature loving mother. While Lloyd’s bachelor degree is in social sciences, his expertise in tropical agriculture comes from studying at the University of Hawaii and teaching about agriculture as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Borneo, Malaysia. Lloyd fell in love with the fig tree at age 4 and reconnected passionately 20 years ago becoming “the Figman of NM. Lloyd owns/runs a fig nursery in Albuquerque called Land of Enfigment where he has propagated thousands of fig trees from his collections of New Mexico hardy, historic/ heirloom fig varieties.